Wednesday, April 25, 2012


A taste of garlic
L'ail frais de provence, pretty as a picture, is now available at the market. Roasted fresh spring garlic is a good and easy side dish. Remove the first layer of skin from the garlic heads, trim ends and place in an oiled, ovenproof dish. Season lightly with olive oil, salt and pepper, then bake in medium-heat oven for 45 minutes. Goes particularly well with lamb.

Proverb from Auvergne
Ail le soir, oignon le matin 
Est le malheur du médecin.

Garlic in the evening, onion in the morning
Is the doctor's misfortune.

l'ail:  garlic
frais (fraîche):  fresh, when speaking of produce as here; cool

©2012 P.B. Lecron

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